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to walk in the presence of the lord and rebuild his church. has struck many about the pope is his apparent simplicity and humility. these morning at the church he met a married couple and blasted their unborn child. andcould see the immediate intimate impact he makes on the faithful. >> he is a man of genuine spirituality, of simplicity, and prayerful miss. as well as being a significantl y intelligent man who has had experience of administration am a which will also be important in this work he has to carry out. >> after his election, he declined the people limousine and got on the bus. thatat dinner with those elected him, he started with a joke, may god forgive you for
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what you have done to me. he seems to have the ability to address a large crowd of people as though he is talking quietly and casually to one person. he spoken told me with the authority of st. peter but in the style of a simple priest. he is marking his pontificate with personal humility and spirituality. you cents today in rome he has brought the hope of renewal to the the faithful. alan little, bbc news, rome. >> the appointment of the pope was historic for several reasons, not least he is the first pope to come from latin america. the choice has been welcomed across the region. we have this report from when this areas. as thee was celebration news came through of a pope not just from latin america, but from argentina.
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more roman catholics live in south america than anywhere else in the world. they hope this will alter the focus of the church. this man said having an argentine pope shows we have a great country. this is great for the whole catholic church, she said. she is happy he is argentine. has spentergoglio his life in argentina. as a priest and an archbishop he is known for his simple living in a small apartment rather than a palace. and for his work with the poor. the argentine president has often clashed with him but welcomes his election. >> today is an historic day. for the first time in 2000 years, we have a pope that belongs to latin america.
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>> people gathered in the cathedral formats, giving thanks for an argentine pope and that the voice of latin american will be heard at the highest level of the vatican. speak to go now to the bbc's sarah rainsford. you are normally based in cuba. argentina but for latin americans all over, a huge day today. is very exciting for people in argentina. i think a feeling of pride across latin america because it is the flow -- first pope to come from the continent. there were people thinking it might be a brazilian pope elected this time. instead it was an argentine. were extremely surprised by that. but extremely happy and pleased to feel they were represented. as your hearing, or catholics
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live here in latin america than anywhere else in the world. and now they also hold the papacy. i was in church earlier today and there was a mass taking place. a very large congregation had come. for the first time it included a reference to pope francis. francisco as he is known here. people were pleased at the news. there is also a man and a child that have come from a slum because they are remembering a man that used to take the bus on his own and come and say mass. there. you would do first communion and help young children. help them with catechism. he was a man of the people. that is the message of this man that has come to the cathedral we are happy with he is
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in the vatican. >> has there been any criticism about his role during the time of dictatorship? >> there has been discussion of it. one of the newspapers this morning was focusing on that saying that the headline was, " my god," rather than the other papers. talking about the role of the church during the dictatorship. human rightsthat campaigners would like the church to have transparency about his role and feel that his election is a step accurate in that regard. >> thank you very much. in other news, the french president françois holland has called on the european union to lift its arms embargo on. to help rebel forces fighting
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president assad. he was speaking in brussels earlier this week. david cameron suggested the uk would also consider vetoing any extension of that embargo, which expires in may. benjamin netanyahu says he has succeeded in putting together a coalition after five weeks of negotiations. his party would be joined by three others. the new centrist party and another, a smaller party. the new government will take office next week. in beijing, artie leaders have formally confirmed xi jinping as president. he begins his 10-year term bowing to curb corruption. will he be able to help the poor as well as the rich? a report now from beijing. , a name you're
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going to hear a lot. now officially the second most powerful leader in the world. the u.s. president has more influence. already the head of the this ballotrty, confirms him as president. just one delegate voted against him. others wanted his autograph. xi jinping says he has a dream, the china dream, to make china powerful and prosperous once more. he has been on a pr offensive. he comes from a wealthy family. his father was a senior communist leader. the new president wants to show he has the common touch. that he knows the bitter taste of hardship and his dream is to improve life for all. for this man, this was like a naughty as with the emperor.
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usedwe visited he said he to eat leaves to survive. now the country is rich. the wealth is taken by corrupt officials. there is no official that is not correct in this country. ordinary people earn a few hundred dollars a year. officials take thousands. tyndale will never be rich if corruption is not tackled. >> after the visit, everybody was given oil and rice to eat and a television. there are no jobs in the village. 260children are among the million that have migrated to the cities looking for work. leaving villages that are dying slowly. huge gulf between life in china's villages and cities, between rich and poor. as the leader of this nation for the next decade, xi jinping
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knows he has to tackle these. if he's going to make sure that the people keep faith in the communist party and its rule. also to make china a major military power. he has been touring army units. a broad is china may be more assertive, a rival to america. at home he wants to strengthen the communist party. there was a speech he gave recently that he will not repeat the mistakes of the soviet union. only to keep the party in power. build ansion is to efficient clean government. whether he can do it without democracy or press freedom, that is the question. 's dream is that china can be a great power. grow rich, but remain a one- party state.
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>> as the economy continues to thrive, much of the west is locked in uncertainty. what can nation's land from ,ountries like china, mexico and brazil? that is the topic addressed by the dean of new york university in his new book "turnaround." what do you think? this idea there needs to be political freedom in china in order to have economic growth. delimiteral freedom on economic growth? >> places that are free, we see economic growth in both places. democracy has its own fruits. democracy has also sometimes struggled with economic change. both systems can produce austerity. >> are their commonalities in those countries that have had significant economic growth?
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are the things they have done that have succeeded? >> yes. there are three keys to prosperity. this a plan, clarity, -- discipline, it clarity, and trust. policy,ontext of fiscal they have been able to save for a rainy day. when times are good, you have a cushion when things are not so good. >> this was pointed out in the 2008 crash. or a decade, the west dictating the terms and conditions to the emerging economies. it is the west that went belly up. >> it is interesting. for decades they west has these are the things they need to do. we seem to have forgotten these lessons. discipline does not mean austerity. it means a commitment to long- term prosperity.
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context of fiscal policy, when things are not going well, you do not need to cut budgets. you need to give the economy room to grow. right now there is too much focus on austerity and not enough on reform. nationseveloped looking at emerging economies and thinking, we need to do more of that? or is there a certain amount of , that does not apply to us. we cannot learn anything from brazil and china. >> there is a reluctance to admit we look like these countries looked 30 years ago. the similarities are there. high debt, slow growth, a lack of direction. ofwe should change all those things. >> indeed. >> sound simple. >> the economics are simple. i think it is hard for us to take a step back and be humble have forgottene
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how to save for a rainy day. the key to prosperity is not in vain upon a foundation for growth. >> humility and discipline. thank you for joining me. you are watching "bbc world news america turcotte the gold rush at the bottom of the ocean. companies that are making plans to mine the c4 for valuable for valuable floor metals. 87.ied today at the age of he was on trial for genocide and war crimes carried out in the 1970s. now there are fears time is running out for justin's -- justice to be done >> unrepentant to the end, he died before judgment could be passed in his role in the nightmare. he was one of five people indicted by the special , a blend of cambodian
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and 10 international law. behind his smiling face, ieng sary was a true believer. a staunch ally of its leader, pol pot. their wives were sisters. his wife was a khmer rouge minister and one of the five defendants as her case was dropped last year due to her mental frailty. ieng sary was the face of the khmer rouge in the 1970s and 1980s. he was described as agreeable and reasonable but also as devious a and manipulative. he was encouraged of encouraging exiled cambodians to come back to power. a were almost all killed. he was also charged with complicity in the policies that cost up to 2 million lines. his death is another blow to the tribunal. it has managed to convict just one man.
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the commander of the khmer rouge torture and extermination center. areremaining defendants also old and import health. the tribunal is short of funding and has been bogged down and looked at -- looking at us --crimes. crimes against me humanity may never be addressed while the defendants are still living. >> an important scientific breakthrough was all but confirmed today. this assists believe they have found the higgs boson, a particle that is the building block of the universe. the initial discovery was first announced last july but since then more than double the amount of data has been analyzed to confirm the particles exist in. for more on what it means i
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spoke to professor and author michio kaku a short time ago. why is it called the god particle? it iscoincidence, einstein's birthday today. what a birthday present. after 15 years of speculation, after spending 10 billion euros , we have finally found the higgs boson outside of switzerland. we think it could be a missing piece of the creation of the universe, the big bang theory. the big bang theory says nothing what how it banged or banged. we think a higgs boson of this type was the fuse that set into motion the creation of the universe. it puts the bang in the big thing. >> it is my son's birthday as well. 14 billion years ago the world -- the universe went bang. does this tell us why it took lacey e -- why it took place?
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that is a crystal symmetrical but unstable. the higgs boson caused an impurity which caused it to break apart into the expanding universe of today. in other words, it gives you symmetry breaking. it broke the symmetry of the original universe to create the galaxies, planets, you and me, and the atoms of today. we are all children of the higgs goes on. .> i am confused i was also told this gives us mass. >> that is right. part of aing but a family of higgs goes on -- bosons. at the beginning of time, all particles had no mass. this particle, when it broke the singularity, gave us particles
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with mass. another one actually set the fuse, actually lit the match that ignited the universe and gave us this cosmic explosion 13.7 billion years ago. >> i do not feel bad about being confused. it cost $100 billion. what are the practical benefits of these experiments? this machine is not going to give us better color television. we are not going to have better internet. it will take us right to the beginning of time itself. , welamming protons together are creating a mini-big bang on a microscopic scale. we are privileged to witness this event happening right before our eyes. we are re-creating the process of creation. 100 billion, $10 billion. you reckon it was well spent.
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>> i think so. the next step is to find our commander. we know that most of the universe is invisible. it keeps the milky way galaxy together. the next milestone is to find dark matter that makes up most of the universe. we are made of atoms. dark matter except much more. >> michio kaku, thank you very much. mining valuable minerals from the bottom of the pacific ocean. a british company has it is planning to harvest the sea floor for rocks. what impact will it have on ocean life and the environment? david shukman reports. of thehe alien dark ocean, three miles down, a robotic arm wraps hold of a piece of rock. this is very precious stuff. , the scientist
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in charge wants to know exactly what it is made of. samples are collected because the seabed contains metals that could have huge industrial pretense -- potential. ask on board, the rocks have learned colors. we filmed this on a visit last month. we heard about the rich minerals inside. >> we are talking billions of dollars. if this was on land, this would be a valuable deposit. >> riches like these have triggered a goldrush. how this would look if we could get down onto the seabed. those events and the ocean floor are known to have high proportions of copper, gold,
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rare earth minerals, vital to electronics. the plan is to extract these with robotic machines. these would roll over the seabed and they would break up the top meter of rock to get to the resources inside. groups aren extremely worried about how this would destroy the ecosystems down here. killing or driving away all the marine life, including some unusual organisms like blind shrimp. world demand for minerals is growing. mining companies think they can rock would so the be piped up to the surface and sent out to the market. today the first british company joined this race. the british arm of lockheed martin wants to scour the seabed, collecting tiny nodules of rock. >> our plan is to literally
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take them off the ocean floor at depths of 4000 meters. we think it is feasible to build a harvester that will enable to do that in a way that is environmentally benign. >> marine life, teaming and bizarre, will obviously suffer. scientist to say the to some delicate ecosystems could be lasting. >> how do we do it so 100 years from now somebody does not say, i cannot believe they were so stupid. how do we do it right? >> we keep discovering new life in the oceans. and new sources of the metals we depend on. difficult choices on the frontier of the deep ocean. david shukman, bbc news. shukman wandering around the bottom of the pacific ocean for us. and thend for resources
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